Plaza San Martin, Lima

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The centerpiece of the World Heritage-listed city center, Plaza San Martin boasts monumental architecture and a central monument erected in honor of national hero Jose de San Martin. Designed to commemorate a century of Peruvian independence, the plaza features nicely presented gardens linking up various monuments with San Martin's central statue. The Baroque look of the surrounding buildings is in keeping with the Neocolonial style of the plaza itself, with grand structures cornering off the public space. To visit Plaza San Martin and get the most from your holiday in Lima, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lima online road trip planner .
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  • He walks to the center of Lima and you should visit this imposing square with the monument to San Martin Center stop on your visit to the capital of Peru
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  • Wonderful square with beautiful greenery and architecture. There is a beautiful statue of Jose' de San Martin in the middle of the plaza. It was lovely just to sit and relax after walking around El Ce...  more »
  • We thought a big square underpass to dating we were wrong. You can reach by crossing the crosswalk from above occurred. There are also beautiful sculpture challenge.
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  • Great place to hang out - beautiful plaza with many lovely flowers and many photo ops. Pity everyone else thinks it's a great place to hang out too so it was quite busy both times I visited. Quieter at night though I don't know how safe it is to stay there at night. Situated close to a shopping mall and some decent restaurants making it an easy stopping off point for taxis if you are unable to converse fluently with your driver - I started just telling them the plaza as my drop off point and would walk the rest of the way to my hotel if we didn't pass by on the way to the plaza. Only problem is it seems there was another plaza it could be confused with- so you may still want to point it out on the map or give them another street name.
  • The most beautiful and crowded old square in Lima.
  • Punto imperdible al visitar el centro de Lima
  • Historic Plaza near the center of Lima. Right place for people-watching. There's an area that is kind of like Speakers Corner in London. It's fun to watch the debates there. Name brand and off-brand food chains along with a pedestrian shopping Street.
  • Square of activism! This is a cool place to hang out in the afternoon or night, if you're interested in the contemporary Agora... people gather here to discuss politics and social issues. This is also the place where important march have taken place the last couple of years 2016, 2017, against Alberto Fujimori's (former incarcerated dictator) daughter presidency run.. and many more.
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